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Calcipotriene/Betamethasone Dipropionate Side Effects

Some of the most commonly reported side effects of calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate include headache, itching, and a burning sensation. Most people are able to use this medication without any problem, and when side effects do occur, they tend to be minor and easy to treat. Notify your healthcare provider immediately if you develop any potentially serious reactions, such as hives, vomiting, or wheezing.

An Introduction to Calcipotriene/Betamethasone Dipropionate Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate (Taclonex®). However, not everyone who uses the medication will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Side Effects of Calcipotriene/Betamethasone Dipropionate to Report

Potentially serious calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate side effects that should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately include:
 
  • Symptoms of high blood calcium levels (hypercalcemia), such as:
     
    • Constipation, nausea, or vomiting
    • Muscle achiness or weakness
    • Kidney stones
    • Abdominal (stomach) pain or side pain
    • Confusion or lethargy
    • Increased thirst and frequent urination
 
  • Signs of steroid overuse, such as:
     
    • Suppression of the immune system, perhaps leading to infections or other problems
    • Weight gain
    • Bulging eyes
    • Fluid retention
    • Osteoporosis
    • Loss of muscle
    • Fat deposits on the face and back, causing a round face and a fatty hump on the back of the neck
    • Diabetes or high blood sugar
    • Cataracts
    • Thinning of the skin
    • Stunted growth (in children)
 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
     
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 

Calcipotriene/Betamethasone Dipropionate Information

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